Learning & training

Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

Tesco, Arla Foods and Tata Steel are among employers backing a campaign to persuade the government to rethink plans to scrap the Union Learning Fund.

Lack of face-to-face learning and networking could damage careers

The loss of face-to-face interaction at work due to the pandemic could harm young professionals’ careers, according to CEMS, a...

Personnel Today Awards 2020: L&D Supplier Award shortlist

As we continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards on 26 November, we showcase the organisations shortlisted for the...

Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

Ballerina image in jobs campaign provokes Twitter storm

Culture secretary calls viral, but old, careers advert 'crass'.

Covid-19 crisis behind rapid boardroom changes at property firms

There has been a sharp rise in boardroom changes at UK property companies over the past six months in response to the coronavirus crisis.

RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

Making meaningful change for dyslexic employees

This Dyslexia Awareness Week, employers should turn their attention to becoming more inclusive of dyslexic staff.

Knowledge sharing vital component of a well-designed learning experience

A well-designed learning experience should include the opportunity to share and gain knowledge from colleagues, even when they are geographically...

Why the time is right to consider staff volunteering schemes

Good employers should take note of the increased interest in voluntary work, driven by the community spirit the early stages...

Government announces £2.5bn lifelong learning package

The government has announced plans to offer adults without an A-level or equivalent a free college course to boost their...

Why soft skills are becoming ever more important to businesses

Interpersonal skills, empathy and resilience are strongly desired by employers as they look towards business recovery. Riccarda Zezza discusses how...

Volunteer projects ‘better for skills development than another training course’

Half of employees want to use their professional skills on volunteer projects.

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